Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn is editor of Playback Daily. A veteran multimedia arts journalist, she was formerly chief film and TV writer at The Canadian Press and reporter-editor in various departments at the national wire service, landing bylines in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and many major publications across the country. She's a Humber Radio Hall of Fame inductee, been a copywriter for Corus Entertainment and written for community paper Danforth CentreTown News. At Playback, she oversees content for the publication's daily newsletter.

Posts by Victoria Ahearn

Brooke & Sam dramedy wraps principal photography in Toronto

Ally Pankiw, who helmed Netflix’s hit Feel Good, is making her feature directorial debut on the project.

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In Brief: The CMPA is set for the second cohort in its co-production accelerator program

Plus: The CMPA has appointed a director of policy, and Sphere adds to Montreal scripted and unscripted teams


Indie theatres worry they won’t survive in the future, says Telefilm study

The Canadian Content and Independent Cinema study found theatre owners fear government subsidies will lapse before moviegoers are ready to fully return.

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In Brief: Agam Darshi’s Donkeyhead to open MISAFF

Plus: Corus and OYA team up

Black Music Action Coalition Hosts Music In Action Awards Ceremony - Arrivals

The Weeknd series bound for HBO

The Toronto pop star and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios are among the executive producers on The Idol.

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REMC report calls for better race-based data collection

The Racial Equity Media Collective says its report on screen industry funding inequity was hindered by a lack of necessary data.


IPF picks 10 projects for Short Form Series Production Program

Six of the projects chosen by the Independent Production Fund are in English and four are in French.

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Clement Virgo to direct feature on world’s first major Black sports star

Regina-based Minds Eye Entertainment is producing Black Cyclone, about U.S. cyclist Walter Taylor who overcame racism to become a racing champion during the Jim Crow era.

2019 Juno Awards - Arrivals

Screen industry reacts to throne speech

CMPA, Friends, WGC are among the organizations encouraged by the government’s commitment to updating the Broadcasting Act.

Mehernaz Lentin, Telefilm's new National Director of Feature Film for the English Market

Telefilm appoints new national director of feature film

Mehernaz Lentin joins Telefilm for a five-year term, after serving as CBC Films senior director since 2017.


Cameras roll on Letterkenny spinoff, Shoresy

Production on Crave’s small-town hoser comedy is underway in Sudbury, Ont., in association with New Metric Media, WildBrain and Play Fun Games.


Toronto production volume soaring amid studio builds

The City of Toronto projects a record production volume for 2021 amid studio builds, including $250 million state-of-the-art media hub.